Nuclear imaging of renal tumours: A step towards improved risk stratification

Michael A. Gorin, Steven P. Rowe, Mohamad E. Allaf

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Patients presenting with a clinically localized renal mass should ideally be managed with a risk-adapted approach that incorporates data regarding the metastatic potential of a given tumour. Unfortunately, currently available anatomical imaging techniques are unable to reliably distinguish between the various types of renal tumours, which include both benign and malignant histologies. Nuclear imaging offers a potential noninvasive means to characterize clinically localized renal tumours. A number of nuclear imaging tests are currently under investigation for this purpose and might one day be incorporated into patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Urology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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